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  • poppy51 February, 14 2010, 4:45 / Reply

    Entièrement daccord!
    Je cherche n’importe quoi dailleurs qui ferait office de trucs anti dérapant et anti gelant pour mes propres orteils…!
    Et on en est où des cheveux ;-)??? on peut pas avoir une tite photo, voir ce que ça donne??? hein :-)?

  • Dana February, 14 2010, 4:51 / Reply

    Oh Garance… But they are not beautiful!

  • z February, 14 2010, 4:54 / Reply

    Gave up heels in snow many years ago. Too many Bambi style falls.
    Would recommend a pair of Shearling boots by ‘La Canadienne’…

  • Soren Lorensen February, 14 2010, 5:00 / Reply

    just get some nice green wellingtons maybe

  • EBFinds February, 14 2010, 5:02 / Reply

    Not pretty, but they are a classic!

  • Ava February, 14 2010, 5:03 / Reply

    Those are *everywhere* at my university… I recommend the knee-high version (if they still exist) because they’re so much more hardcore :)

    Good luck braving the ice and snow!

    xx
    Ava

  • Etincelle February, 14 2010, 5:05 / Reply

    C’est là qu’on se rend compte qu’une paire de chaussures qui ne craint pas la neige et le verglas est parfois nécessaire!

  • SOPI Girl February, 14 2010, 5:07 / Reply

    C’est rare un post le dimanche… comme c’est bon de pouvoir te lire avec un bon thé tout fumant…et de voir la neige autour de ces chaussures parfaites pour le ski non ?

  • logsy February, 14 2010, 5:12 / Reply

    Nothing worse than when a snow storm hits and you don’t have appropriate footwear, but you can’t get to the shops to buy said appropriate footwear. Housebound! Hope New York is treating you well.

    http://www.logsylou.co.uk

  • Marija February, 14 2010, 5:19 / Reply

    wow, the sun was shining today in zagreb, croatia :D
    unfortunately, the snow did not melt :S
    come spring come (so I don’t have to cry anymore for not having nice boots, or ANY boots for that matter -__-)!

    xoxo

  • anita February, 14 2010, 5:19

    wow…didn’t know there was someone from zagreb commenting here, or even liking garance and her blog!nice!

  • Sara Bianca February, 14 2010, 5:25 / Reply

    They may not be the most fashion savvy of winter boot but they WORK and will keep your butt from cheating on you with the hard, cold pavement!! Still keeping away from those UGG’s, huh? :)
    Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

    http://www.sarabbentley.blogspot.com

  • Adeline February, 14 2010, 5:31 / Reply

    Hey! c’est sympa un post le dimanche ! et tes cheveux ? ?!

  • Laurence February, 14 2010, 5:34 / Reply

    J’habite Montréal, alors la neige nous suit quelques mois par année.
    Cet hiver j’ai acheté une paire semblable de Marc Jacob…..elles sont noires et plus discrètes si l’on peut dire, histoire de faire un compromis avec les trottoirs encombrés de matières glissantes !

  • Maria-Mercedes February, 14 2010, 5:44 / Reply

    I wear these all the time after the snow. They may not be elegant but it feels great to stomp across snow mounds along the street!
    You have to give up heels with the snow in NY. The salt on the streets will just KILL your leather shoes (not to mention slipping and falling)!

  • ElodieVeryPetit February, 14 2010, 5:44 / Reply

    Elles ont un côté rétro très américain, j’aime. Et bien plus raisonnables que des talons !

  • Life of A French Fashionista in Milano February, 14 2010, 5:44 / Reply

    J’aime bien la façon désinvolte avec laquelle elles sont portées: lacets à moitié faits, et languette ouverte.
    J’ai trouvé pour affronter la neige et la pluie une paire de bottes cavalières Aigle, qui sont parfaites!

  • Davidikus February, 14 2010, 6:06 / Reply

    Oui ! On veut avoir des nouvelles des cheveux. Très bonne photo par ailleurs. On doit avoir les pieds mouillés avec les chaussures ouvertes comme ça, non ?

  • Satpreet February, 14 2010, 6:06 / Reply

    I live in Michigan and go to college on the largest campus in the United States; so I understand completely how important it is to find good boots for the snow. And unfortunately, my (slightly) ironic large red moonboots have sprung a leak. But those LL Bean boots look pretty darn fantastic.

  • Jennie February, 14 2010, 6:15 / Reply

    they are quite beautiful because they work beautifully, and they make me feel invincible through slush puddles. My favorite wintertime possession

  • FASHION SNAG February, 14 2010, 6:35 / Reply

    They are cute! You have to wear them or else uggs in Colorado, whether you like it or not. xo

  • Corrie February, 14 2010, 6:39 / Reply

    duck boots are pretty much the most important shoe to own for nyc winters, but whenever i wear them i feel a bit like a lumberjack.

  • clémence February, 14 2010, 6:49 / Reply

    ah ah mon Mr adore ces chaussures et en a une bonne dizaine à suivre sur ebay!perso je ne sais pas, peut être que ça n’est pas encore assez la tempête mais je ne peux pas! en revanche j’ai craqué pour des bottes de pluie fourrées (le mot est faible) de la marque Tretorn et là je kiffe vraiment!!

  • no&me February, 14 2010, 6:56 / Reply

    Tu m’étonnes ! à NY, sous la neige, il y a un moment où il faut privilégier le pratique à l’esthétique, bien que ces shoes sont plutôt mignonnes pour leurs fonctions !!! je les aime bien moi :-)
    Quand on habitait là-bas, et qu’il neigeait des jours durant, et qu’il faisait jusqu’à – 33°C parfois, mon mec allait au boulot en Columbia, et changeait ses chaussures en arrivant au bureau. Et TOUT LE MONDE faisait la même chose. Moi, j’arpentais les rues enneigées en bottes archi fourrées Genre Ugg mais pas Ugg avec une semelle énorme pour ne pas me tremper les pieds et TOUT LE MONDE faisait la même chose. J’avais troqué mon joli manteau contre une énorme doudoune qui allait jusqu’aux pieds. Bref, on avait froid, très froid, et à part une harmonie des couleurs pour rester un peu jolie, les effets de style étaient plutôt orientés Trappeurs Canadien …
    Enjoy la tempête New-Yorkaise ! Kisssss !

  • Anne February, 14 2010, 7:10 / Reply

    Hello Garance !
    ça a l’air chouette New-York, même en godillots ;)
    A Paris, hier, on a affronté de la neige toute fine qui piquait le visage… Mais au sol, à part le fait que ça glisse, point de blanc…
    Reviens !!!
    Bisous
    Anne

  • virgo February, 14 2010, 7:11 / Reply

    Super sympa ces boots !!!

    Virgo

  • Jess February, 14 2010, 7:12 / Reply

    J’habite a Montreal et j’ai deux paires des meme bottes de LL Bean. Moi je les trouves tres fashion car ils sont tres preppy/geek chic, et tres “hard core winter lover” en meme temps!

  • Ruci February, 14 2010, 7:17 / Reply

    i love your boots-they look lovely against the snow.

    happy valentines day!

  • FRENCHICK February, 14 2010, 7:29 / Reply

    rolala la neige… quelle horreur. Même avec mes UGGs, je glisse et suis obligée de m’agripper au bras de mon homme.
    Bizarrement, j’ai moins de mal à marcher avec mes talons Tod’s qu’avec des boots crantées… je n’y comprends rien.

  • Tiffany February, 14 2010, 7:32 / Reply

    Happy Valentine’s Day

  • Roslyn February, 14 2010, 7:40 / Reply

    I don’t know, L.L. Bean duck boots seem right down there with UGGs, Crocs, MBTs, and clogs. Sure, they “work” but so do a lot of other, far better looking waterproof boots.

  • Gabrielle February, 14 2010, 7:40 / Reply

    Et il n’y a pas que les duck boots! J’habite montréal et l’hiver est aussi dangereux en talons qu’à NY, et je peux vous dire que l’achat du siècle pour moi à été mes bottes sorel noires et blanches :
    http://www.sportsexperts.ca/catalog/products/zm/29995-067-zm.jpg
    Ou il y a aussi ces extraordinaires bottes Uggs “Adirondack” (model ressemblant aux ducks), mais elles sont beaucoup trop chères : http://a367.yahoofs.com/shopping/3122669/simg_t_msimg_t_ouga04092uga04092jpg260?rm_____DlvPBqO4e

    J’espère que vous vous trouverez de très belles mais chaudes bottes pour cet hiver (ou plutôt l’hiver prochain!)

  • daphne February, 14 2010, 7:43 / Reply

    OOPS! I’ve totally been wearing heels, Garance!!!

  • abi February, 14 2010, 7:44 / Reply

    Salam Garance.
    Ici il ne neige pas ( Valence) mais il fait vraiment froid.
    Chacun son tour, nous aussi on a connu la neige et la galere!

    Sinon, les chaussures sont vraiment jolies et pratiques, mais je croyais que les produits L.L. BEAN etaient un peu depassés ( jusqu’à rire des personnes qui portaient des vetements L.L. BEAN)? Ils se sont ameliorés à ce que je vois.

    Allez, revient nous vite.
    A bientôt Inch’Allah.

  • alizée G. February, 14 2010, 7:48 / Reply

    Wahouuu j’adore les bottes !
    New York ! après des photos de tenues hein Garance ?
    Bisous, bisous.

  • Jacquelyn February, 14 2010, 8:20 / Reply

    This made my day, Garance. I have these boots and love them! They are by far the best thing to ever happen to snow boots. They last for years upon years, and contrary to what others seem to think, they are very cut, and I am quite sure you can make them look chic. I get compliments on the constantly. They are the ONLY shoe for serious winters, do get a pair! xx.

  • Michelle Bower February, 14 2010, 8:29 / Reply

    This is my first introduction to LL bean and Duck Boots, they look sturdy and have a strange utilitarian charm and beauty. When back in the UK winters, these may be a necessary purchase! Are they very common in US then?

  • Chidere February, 14 2010, 8:38 / Reply

    those boots are smart!

  • AkmeRose February, 14 2010, 9:06 / Reply

    Rien de tel que les produits LL Bean ! La fonctionnalité et la qualité sont assurées

  • AkmeRose February, 14 2010, 9:10 / Reply

    …mais pour Venise, j’ai opté pour des bottes Aigles noires en caoutchouc, modèle Chantebelle, très utiles dans une perspective d’acqua alta !

  • sophie wears February, 14 2010, 9:21 / Reply

    True, it’s COLD here in NY, I’ve been wearing boots for the past few days! Brrrrrrrrr!!!!! :D HAPPY V-DAY!

  • mau February, 14 2010, 9:35 / Reply

    happy valentine’s day to you and scott!

  • stylaholic February, 14 2010, 9:52 / Reply

    My sister was visiting last night and we went out to dinner in the West Village and then to Magnolia. The girl behind me was wearing peep-toe heels without socks. Said that she was sick of hiding her feet in boots. Then I saw another girl in sling-backs on the subway.
    I personally think it’s nuts. I choose comfort (and style) over not being able to feel my feet…. the duck boots are darling, besides!

    http://www.stylaholic.com/Stylaholic/Blog/Blog.html

  • mindaLICIOUS February, 14 2010, 9:55 / Reply

    en attendant le printemps… !! c’est looong.

  • Morgan February, 14 2010, 10:00 / Reply

    Michelle to answer your question those boots are very common in the US. People say they are ugly and weird but I love them!

  • Miss Glitzy February, 14 2010, 10:09 / Reply

    Parfois il faut ce qu’il faut!

  • laurel February, 14 2010, 10:12 / Reply

    ils ne sont pas beau mais si fonctionnelle! tu peux pas porter toujours les talons- une fille sage ne serais pas mettre elle-même en danger

    love your blog garance!

  • 'nora February, 14 2010, 10:30 / Reply

    I have a pair of those I bought twenty years ago. They’re as good now as they were new — maybe better. Not sure about these people who think they aren’t beautiful, or are comparing them to Crocs, of all gawd-awful things. I am pretty sure that in 20 years, no one is going to be treasuring a pair of Crocs they bought last summer.

  • jessica February, 14 2010, 10:45 / Reply

    i spied you on saturday at the tents wearing heels, and you looked pretty stable ;)

  • Eve.G February, 14 2010, 10:50 / Reply

    Broooaaafff (c’est le bruit conseillé, normalement accompagné d’un haussement d’épaules)

    Je porte ce genre de trucs depuis trop longtemps.

    Quand je rentre je pleure devant mes jolies chaussures, en leur jurant que je ne les ai pas oubliées.

    Un jour le printemps reviendra.. (ouééé! on y croit!)

  • Olag February, 15 2010, 12:44 / Reply

    Bonsoir!
    H&M ont fait il y a un an ou deux des bottes en plastique à talons mais antidérapantes , en association avec la marque tretorn, ce serait l’occasion de leur suggérer d’autres collaborations de ce genre..Et je crois que Marc Jacobs édite aussi régulièrement des bottes de ce genre…

  • melissa February, 15 2010, 12:58 / Reply

    Really love this pic! This winter is so long and cold and this image well rappresents all this!

    http://www.abitoffashion.com

  • Wendy February, 15 2010, 1:21 / Reply

    I would recommend these instead–no better looking, but warmer and still waterproof.
    http://www.sorel.com/CARIBOU+-+WOMEN%27S+-+-280-+-12/803298436823,default,pd.html

  • Snappy February, 15 2010, 1:27 / Reply

    I have always admire their boot designs.
    xsnappy

  • Tatiana February, 15 2010, 2:41 / Reply

    How much sexier for a woman to be able to walk confidently through the snow, or be able to play and have fun when wearing appropriate footwear. A lot of people would not consider these beautiful, but they really are when you consider what a great difference it makes!

  • Denise February, 15 2010, 3:39 / Reply

    Yes, definitely a necessity in cold, snowy winter! Waterproof, flannel and shearling-lined, very cute and chic in a outdoor girl way. I finally bought a pair at the beginning of the winter and I wear them all the time. Laced all the way up, they fit very slim to the leg and not chunky at all. Definitely more discreet style than duck boots of the past.

  • k604bc February, 15 2010, 5:34 / Reply

    LOL! You haven’t bought a pair yet! I thought you would have… I recommend those LL Beans or Sorels (tougher and bulkier but works and will last you for years, I mean for really long years, like 10 years) OR… you can always get those welliies and buy the liners to make it warmer and just remove them for lighter warmer but rainy days.

    I’ve been dreaming of the JIMMY CHOO for Hunter wellies… I guess I’ll keep on dreaming :(
    http://frillr.com/files/images/Hunter-&-Jimmy-Choo.jpg

  • béné February, 15 2010, 9:11 / Reply

    Les Sorel, c’est pas mal aussi … une marque québécoise qui fait des modèles filles vraiment chou (fourrure, imprimé écossais, tout ça).

  • Space by Eliana Tomas February, 15 2010, 11:13 / Reply

    Oh My God, I love these boots. I’ve been looking for them for ages. Could find the short ones, but i want exactly the ones you picture.

  • Natalie February, 15 2010, 2:04 / Reply

    Practical choice! I think I once saw an editorial where Chloe Sevigny had a pair of these! :-)

  • Lorien Wood February, 15 2010, 2:10 / Reply

    Great picture! I just ordered these Bean boots for my birthday:
    http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/61972?from=SR&feat=sr
    They are still made in Maine, and have been since 1912. A real heritage product! And they will keep my feet warm and dry in the snow drifts here in Bangor…

    Disclaimer: I work for L.L.Bean and absolutely love the company and its values. I’m eagerly awaiting seeing the new Signature line in March!

  • Val February, 15 2010, 2:32 / Reply

    mais elles ne sont vraiment pas belles…c’est pas mieux une paire de Doc alors???

  • Jen O February, 15 2010, 6:14 / Reply

    The original hipsters, those ultra fashionable young women of the 1920′s, were crazy for galoshes, which they wore open as this photo shows. Their flapping gait as they walked inspired the name “Flappers” which stuck, and the entire generation of lovely girls were called “Flappers”, whether they were in galoshes or not!

    moral of the story: “what goes around comes around”

  • Miranda M February, 15 2010, 6:29 / Reply

    L.L Bean boots are the best things ever, and Garance, did you know that they have a lifetime guarantee? If the boot pull rips in 35 years you can send it back and they’ll fix it! You can tell I’m a proud Mainer talking :)

  • Ilayze February, 15 2010, 6:40 / Reply

    Ahhh, je les veut trop les LLBEAN, je les avais vu sur Chloé Sevigny mais acheter à distance, c’est pas mon truc….Quand tu retournes a NY, va falloir qu’on te fasse une liste….!!!!!!!

  • robin February, 15 2010, 9:43 / Reply

    I love the rugged – ness of these boots, but alas I cannot keep my feet warm in them!
    I found Ralph Lauren boots with a warm fleecy lining and “collar”. They are cute and toasty toasty warm for our New England winters!

  • Meg February, 15 2010, 11:12 / Reply

    Yes, how I am not missing NY right now as I write this from very sunny and warm Arizona.

    This time of year is all about the snow, the sleet, the cold pools of water on sidewalk and streets…when it isn’t too slushy I like to wear my Frye boots there, the heels allows for just enough to rise above the water and for one to run around and feel bit stylish still. LL Bean Duck Boots are classic – I recall being forced to wear them in navy blue as a teenager by my mother! Oh it was horror then but now they are quite cute really aren’t they!

    Hope you have a lovely time in City and the rest of the time is spent in doors with warm conversation and friends. Cheers Garance!

  • Amélie February, 15 2010, 11:35 / Reply

    Primo : on oublie les 12cm quand le froid s’abat si :
    -on a pas envoyer quelqu’un verifier pour nous en basket si le sol est glissant ou non )

    Deuxio : le plat c’est bien , le plat c’est bien ( on y crois, on essai)

    Troisio : Je t’assure les dents cassé remplacé par de l’or c’est sexy seulement sur Joey star (parole de Blonde-qui-portait-des-chaussures-non-adapté-et-qui-pleure-ses-merveilleuses-ex-dent-de-devant) (mais réparé , je survis, j’essai)

  • Sar February, 16 2010, 4:53 / Reply

    Garance, I grew up in the Midwest and just went through the blizzard in DC – Bean boots are the best! They are the least slippery on icy sidewalks and keep feet nice and warm. I always tuck my jeans in and stay dry through the snow and slush. Get Thinsulate ones if you really want to be warm.

  • faraway February, 16 2010, 3:44 / Reply

    Wahhh .. elles sont sympas ces boots en temps de neige, de pluie, c’est vraiment efficaces. J’en avais pour monter à cheval. mais remarque, c’est par pour rien qu’elles ont été sorties des campagnes

  • MichaelKalbo February, 21 2010, 3:23 / Reply

    These boots are fantastic. Anyone who lives in snowy weather needs to have a pair of boots like these.

  • Nancy February, 1 2011, 9:31 / Reply

    No Duckies..”North Face” boots for women. Look up North Face online MUCH MUCH Better

  • Maddy Marcel February, 8 2013, 11:13 / Reply

    Love these. Mine are LL Bean! Stay warm and dry this weekend, up there in NYC!

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